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to former president nelson mandela. he's been in the hospital for more than two weeks with a lung infection. he also has gall stone surgery as well. he's said to be in no imminent danger. he's 94 years old. >>> and margaret thatcher is recuperating in the hospital. she underwent some surgery last week. she's 87 years old and has faced a number of health challenges the past decade. we wish all of those leaders well. as they try to recuperate and get back on their feet. >> a speedy recovery. >>> still ahead this morning, if you didn't know, it's national eggnog day. rob is happy. of course appropriate for christmas eve. >>> and for the procrastinators among us, a last-second trip to the mall. it might be worth your while. >>> and then the withering criticism being aimed at the nra. the heated debate over guns is ahead. >>> welcome back. well, so far, it's been a quiet holiday season at the malls. analysts say shoppers are worried about the budget stalemate in washington or they're delayed by superstorm sandy or depressed by the connecticut school shootings. >> as we hear from nick watt, the h
are going out to nelson mandela. south africans are sending warm wishes to the ormer leader. he's been in the hospital for more than two weeks with a lung infection and gal stone surgery, as well. he's in no imminent danger but doctors want to make sure before releasing him. the icon is 94 years old. >>> now we turn to britain, where thousands of christmas travelers are having a rough go today. flooding has shut down train service in many areas, especially in scotland, southwest england and south wales, as well. in highways there impassable. drivers have been warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. and more rain expected later today. >>> severe flooding is a problem in northern california. highways in sonoma california are under water. and up in the mountains, up to four feet of snow expected to fall in the sierra nevada. it is the second wave of storms to hit northern california sense friday. the rainy weather also grounded dozens of flights around the san francisco bay area. the san francisco international up to 30 flights have been canceled and many more delayed. that incl
and government troops now battle it out. >>> plus, two of nelson mandela's grandchildren talk to cnn to stop the rumors about their grandfather's health. >>> and later, cnn's nic robertson with this. >> reporter: a world war ii homing pigeon carrying a secret message that didn't make it home. >> we made our own codes, and clearly they're still very good today. >> reporter: a mystery wrapped in an enigma, shrouded by time. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're alwa
he is conversing with his doctors and is surrounded by his family. >>> meanwhile, nelson mandela has been release frd the hospital. a spokesman for the south african government says he will continue to receive treatment from his home. he entered the hospital this month for treatment of a lung infection and later underwent surgery to remove gallstones. >>> our fourth story, it's not just your taxes. if lawmakers can't find a way to work together before the new year, taxes won't be your only problem. milk prices could double. unemployment benefits could expire for millions of americans. the postal service could go bankrupt and hurricane sandy relief could be stahled. so what needs to happen for congress to wake up? "outfront" tonight -- welcome. >> first for you, the fiscal cli cliff, the world's most predictable political problem. this is the cover of "the washington post" the day after the election saying time to deal with the debt. everybody knows it. that was the whole idea, right? this was the big plan. election year is too devicive to get anything done. just kick the lame duck. s
president nelson mandela. he's at home in johannesburg after more than two weeks in the hospital. cnn has an exclusive terview with the two granddaughters and she's here to tell us about it. tell us what the family members are saying about his condition now. >> i spoke to them this morning and i said to them, we heard so much over the last few weeks, let's hear from you. how is your grandfather really doing? here's what they had to say. >> he's sitting up, he was waving at the kids and smiling at the kids. he's very alert. and he's very aware what's going on. he's doing extremely well. he's doing very well. >> once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention, and, you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he is surrounded by the best medical team. he's very well taken care of and he's very comfortable and he's very happy. >> the first thing i thought, i mean, you know, good news, they're very upbeat about it. they're beautiful. >> beautiful women inside and out. and they called me because they wanted to tell the world, they're so tired of the rumors. >> social me
tutuhas added his name to the list of those praying for nelson mandela's recovery. >>> who was michelle obama before she got to the white house? a new book called "a salute to michelle obama" tries to answer that. joining me now is patrick henry bass, editorial project director. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> what are people going to learn? >> we have been covering michelle obama since 2006. what we see with michelle obama, she sort of sinks like we are still learning things about here. what we wanted to do with this particular book, we have done two previous obama books. we did the obama's portrait of america's first family before they entered the white house. we looked at the first two years in the white house. we thought even not knowing how the election was going to turn out that this book was necessary for our audience. she has had an impact. >> what is your favorite thing that you discovered? >> the book is broken down into three parts. it is one on substance and then her style and then on her spirit. her substance, initiatives whether let's move or the mili
in the past would be political heroes to you? caller: in the past? the guy from south africa. nelson mandela. look what he did. the idea of using soccer. that was so clever. he could have been hateful after coming out of prison and use that for revenge. host: what about the idea of politicians as heroes? caller: i think all are trying to build day penthouse for us and they are sincere. i believe it will not matter because the foundation is broke. now matter what you put on top, the foundation will fail. host: this is ron from georgia. caller: merry christmas. number 1 would be sean hennessannity. a second runner-up is anyone who supports the amendment. he has been my hero for a number of years. every time he opens his mouth, it seems he speaks the truth. we in north georgia stand with him. glenn beck limbaugh, bollenba are commenting on facebook. facebook.com/cspan. this is what jody says from twitter. host: you can do the same on twitter this morning. winston-salem on the democrat's line, hello. caller: good morning. merry christmas. ambassador rice. she is a good hero because she is the on
post." nelson mandela was released from a south african hospital last night after nearly three weeks of treatment for a lung infection. the 94-year-old former president is currently recovering in his home in johannesburg, but his doctors have cautioned that he should remain close to medical facilities. >>> "wall street journal." toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of his cars accelerated without warning. owners of 16 million toyota, lexus and scion will be eligible for payments and safety updates depending on the make and model. the recall dating back to 2009 and 2010 tarnished toyota's safety reputation and flattened its u.s. sales, ending its 30-year streak of market share increases. >>> scary stuff. "the st. paul pioneer press." the syrian general responsible for military defections has himself become a defector. the chief of military police went across the border according to insurgents in syria. >> and he'll be played by peter sellers in the movie. >> the rat deserting the sinking ship. that is the rat deserting the sinking ship. >> h
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